Nazca, the desert and the sea
This city is an obligated stop at your destination when you
arrive to Perú, is a very pretty city, its small but sure enough
you want to come back again.
Located at the south of the country, is one of the cities that
is beginning to develop his touristic attractions, since the
earthquake occurred in July of 2007, devastating the whole city,
and leaving to misery to all his people. But the people never
give up, and start to build some of his main attractions.
Emerged in the 300 b.d to 600 a.d, has a strong influence for
the Paracas and Wari culture, leaving on his legacy many of his
customaries. For the side of Wari, adopted the practice of
pottery, making an unique style, like the called fear to the
void, when all his pottery were painted, not leaving a single
space without color, represented most of all his believes and
creeds, like the God KON, who was a very important deity for the
They took from the Paracas culture many of his rituals, like the
heads trophy, where they cut off the heads of his prisoners in
tribute to his Gods; also they practiced the surgery, putting
metal plaques on the heads of the patients to avoid any blood
Also are very important his textile, very colorful and full of
iconography, making reference to transcend to the beyond-life,
they thought that after the dead there were another life waiting
The Nazca lines is an truly work of engineering, many
Archeologist studied the lines and reaching to the conclusion
that this lines were a big and precise agricultural calendar,
and every drawing represent a time of the year where they can
sow and control the time of every harvest.
Draws like the monkey, the spider, the hummingbird and many
geometric lines, keep fascinating to the people throughout the
centuries, even is one of the obsessions for the Ufologist, who
think that this lines were made by aliens, because they only can
see from the sky.
From his foundation, the city of Nazca have a privileged
place among the Spanish conquers, because in this lands the
grape, who is used for the fabrication of wine and a drink
called Aguardiente, grows very good, making good profits of it.
The cotton fields were another type of incomes, where the
African slaves worked the fields at a low price, and sometimes
with no pay at all.
Many of the ranches established were property of the religious
orders, which had the controls of the slaves, who were
catechized. One of the important orders was the Jesuits, who
were the most important presences in this city, until his exile
on 1767, when the Spanish Crown took away all his belongings.
The Nazca town was created on August 29 of 1821, almost a
month later of the independence of Perú, where operate many
sugar refineries, controlling by a corsair called Hipólito
Bouchard, who was murderer by a mob of African slaves.
On modern times, the city of Nazca becomes one of the places to
have more visits from the tourist, who were enchanted by the
things that offer the city.
Since Nazca is located near to the desert, the weather is
dry and sunny, has a little rains, known as the city of the
eternal summer. His weather is opportune to do some sports like
kayaking, sand board and many others.
¿How to get to Nazca?
You can take a bus on the south highway, the trip last
almost 7 hours, making a stop on the Ica town, and after that
you can take another bus that leads you to the Nazca city itself.
Given that have an airport that makes voyages through the
Nazca lines, the airport is small and the trip last around 45-1
Is a beautiful place so you can rest and enjoy the good time
that you having, his resemblance of an oasis is what makes this
places a very and pleasant destination, surrounding by palm
trees and sand, is perfect for your days of vacations.
This lagoon has, according to the local people, waters that
heals every pain or disorder, and is a place where many of the
called Shamans practice his ceremonies and rituals.
This is an obligated stop at your trip, you can missed that.
The stunning lines were a very work of the ancient people,
lasting for almost 800 years, even the place where they were
draw, has a strong wind, they keep resisting through the time.
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Is a complex where 2 truncate pyramids that were the center
of the ancient Nazca culture, and a place where they make human
sacrifice and offers blood to his deities.
This is one of the main attractions that approach you with
the marine nature; the rocky formation is a very good way to see
that Nature is wise. The sea life is so beautiful and a good way
to bring your children and the whole family to this experience.
The presence of the African slaves made a strong influence on
the cuisine, dishes like tamales, made of corn wrapped on banana
leafs is the most common food that you can enjoy, also the Bofe,
wich is the cows lung, served with rice and potatoes , is also a
You can find many places where the Chinese presence makes a good
and tasty food, dishes like arroz chaufa, wich is a variation of
the Chifan, is a national dish in the entire country.
Nightlife in Nazca
The beaches and the Huacachina lagoon itself is one the most
common places so you can enjoy and maybe have a few drinks, also
the discotheques and peñas are a very good point so you can have
Mon-Fri From 9 Am to 6 Pm ET
please allow pop-ups